How to use Pocket Mapple v. 10-13

If you've purchased the GPS Navigation option with your JLT system, then the software is already installed and ready to use on your GPS. To begin using it, simply (1) turn on your GPS receiver, (2) turn on bluetooth on your PDA, (3) start the Pocket Mapple program, and (4) tap the connect icon.

  1. Turn on the GPS. If you've just gotten the GPS unit or haven't used it in a while or have travelled more than a few hundred km since using it, it can take 10-15 minutes to download an almanac of data from the satellites and get a position fix; thereafter, it takes less a minute the first time you use it every day, and just a few seconds subsequently.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your PDA. Usually, just press the wireless button twice. The wireless LED at the top right of the PDA will flash blue when bluetooth is on. If you've been using Wi-Fi, though, the Wireless button may also or instead turn on the Wi-Fi--the wireless LED will flash green and blue or just green. If it flashes green and blue, simply tap the Wi-Fi icon at the bottom right of the Today screen and turn off the Wi-Fi. If it flashes green only, turn off the Wi-Fi, then tap the Bluetooth icon on the bottom right of the screen, tap the Mode tab, then tap the box next to "Turn Bluetooth On" to select it. Now you can use the Wireless button to turn Bluetooth on and off.
  3. Start the Pocket Mapple Program. Just tap the program name in the Start Menu or the Program Menu.
  4. Tap the Connect icon. See the main Mapple screen to see the icons. Connect looks like a marshmallow on a stick.

That's it. The little arrow shows where you are, and the map will move with you to keep your location at the center.

Other Functions

Pocket Mapple can do more than show you where you are. You can add points of interest to the map, then have Mapple show you which way to go to get back to them (great for finding your way back to where you left your car, whether at a trail head in the mountains or in the huge parking lot outside Costco). You can create a route to follow later, either as a line or as a series of points with notes to yourself ("turn left here," "Josie's house"). You can have Mapple record the route you're taking so you can follow it again later (or send it to someone else). You can pull up a map of a particular address or the area around a train station (from the Function menu). You can change the information Mapple shows you and how it looks.

The best way to figure Mapple out is to simply use this guide to explore the menus and see what functions they offer. I've set it up to look like Mapple itself, with translations and usage notes on the menu functions and settings. I've also set it up to run well on the JLT system itself, so you can use the Switch menu to instantly jump back and forth between Mapple itself and this guide. Click on anything in red to see what it does or for more information about that function. Click on the upper right corner of any page (the Windows Mobile logo) to come back to this page. One key concept: "Custom Data" refers to any routes and points you create--Mapple can save them in separate files it then overlays on top of the maps.

Here's the main Mapple screen, which you'll see when you start the program.

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